Paid Gate to Prevail for Hazel Park Meet: Also Announce Full Post-Time Schedule for 62-Day Session, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Paid Gate to Prevail For Hazel Park Meet Also Announce Full Post-Time Schedule for 62-Day Session Special to Daily Racing Form HAZEL PARK, Mich., May 16. — With post time for week days, except opening day, set at 3:35, Hazel Park directors also decided to enforce a tight gate in contrast to the liberal pass policy that had been in effget other seasons. Tax-only passes have been eliminated entirely and free passes will be issued only to horsemen, officials, employes and others directly connected with racing. General admission will continue to be . This is in line with the policy established by Detroit harness tracks and the elimination of Michigan Racing Commission passes. Post time for opening day, May 24, will be 3:15, while on Saturdays and holidays when nine races are run the first post will be 2:05 p.m. Connell also discussed a request made by some horsemen that the track stage nine races on Mondays and Wednesdays. "If the HBPA came to us and presented a good, solid case for doing it," he said, "we would consider it although a number of our directors dont particularly care for the idea. It would complicate our post time problem." When Inglis heard about the idea, he was cool to the proposal. He pointed out that even if it was feasible, it could not be done this year because of a Michigan Racing Commission rule which limits thoroughbred programs to eight races.

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